Labour and Tories choose Select Committee members
By John Ashmore - 25 June 17:10

The two largest parties have elected their members to the Commons Select Committees, the Lib Dems co

Cutting welfare spending leads to more deaths
By New Statesman - 25 June 10:05

New analysis of data from across Europe shows that cutting spending on welfare increase the likeliho

The costs of the new politics
By Peter Wilby - 24 June 7:30

The coalition’s shaky positions on Afghanistan, education, family matters and the motorist, and the

Libido Democrats and phantom scribblers
By Kevin Maguire - 24 June 7:30

The Libido Democrat Chris Huhne should be praying that he doesn't suffer the same ignominious fate as David Laws, the short-lived Treasury chief cutter forced to resign over parliamentary expenses.

Leader: The Liberal Democrats fail to pass the first “progressive” test
By Staff blogger - 24 June 7:30

A week before George Osborne unveiled his first Budget, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) issued a report suggesting that the policy of his predecessor, Alistair Darling, would have reduced the bulk of the deficit by

In which I take a grip of Clegg’s clammy hand
By Gideon Donald - 24 June 7:30

At an Old Boys' Dinner, and, after toasts had been drunk, the conversation turned, as it invariably does, to what makes a great fag.

“Looks," said Wentworth-Stanley. "Obviously."

This Budget kills recovery at birth
By David Blanchflower - 24 June 7:30

As a result of this reckless Budget the UK will suffer a double-dip recession or worse.

What does it mean to be a “British citizen”?
By Alice Miles - 24 June 7:30

The Tories make heavy weather of wanting to cut down on immigration –– yet there seems little eviden

The Tories are still the Nasty Party
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 June 7:30

David Cameron came to power as a moderniser, but the Budget shows that the spirit of Thatcher lives

Budget 2010: everything you need to know

Live: all the measures as they are announced.

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 21 June 9:13

Greece, part 1

An enlightenment fit for the 21st century
By Matthew Taylor - 21 June 8:52

The Tories’ “big society” challenges the people, and not just governments, to embrace change. To eff

Labour best forget about a quick comeback
By Meghnad Desai - 18 June 9:09

What matters is not returning to No 10 as soon as possible, but renewal, argues the prominent econom

Brothers at arms
By James Macintyre - 17 June 8:12

As the New Statesman hustings showed, the battle for the leadership of the Labour Party has at its h

Baron Cashcroft and the Old Etonian diet
By Gideon Donald - 17 June 8:12

Baron Cashcroft arrives in town anxious to discover the return on his considerable investment in the Tory party. Dave sends
me to the Connaught to defuse the situation.

Westminster’s pest problems
By Kevin Maguire - 17 June 8:12

Parliament is buzzing with critters.

To the schools that have, more is given
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 June 8:12

Labour’s academy programme at least had the noble aim of helping failing schools in poorer areas. Mi

What if . . . Granita had been closed
By Dominic Sandbrook - 17 June 8:12

At last, the release of Alastair Campbell's unexpurgated diaries has given us an insight into what happened on 31 May 1994, the night when Tony Blair agreed to stand aside for his great friend and rival Gordon Brown in the Lab

Leader: Sunday best
By Staff blogger - 17 June 8:12

Mark Saville's report into the killing of 14 protesters on "Bloody Sunday" in Derry 38 years ago was widely criticised before its publication on 15 June.

Labour leadership candidates: where they stand
By George Eaton - 16 June 14:36

Where the five Labour leadership candidates stand on Iraq, spending cuts, immigration, electoral ref

Our divided nation
By Danny Dorling - 14 June 8:51

Analysis of voting in the 2010 election shows that Conservative Britain is becoming ever more of a f

The NS Interview: Colin Firth
By Sophie Elmhirst - 11 June 9:19

“I didn’t feel like throwing confetti over Clegg and Cameron.”

Select committee chairs elected for the first time
By Caroline Crampton - 10 June 18:44

Margaret Hodge scrapes in as chair of public accounts committee, beating her nearest rival by six vo

Leader: Is this the end of the European welfare state?
By Staff blogger - 10 June 2:17

The task of articulating a convincing alternative to market liberalism is a formidable one.

Was Terry on Team Talibrown?
By Kevin Maguire - 10 June 2:17

If revenge is a dish best served cold, then portly Tommy "Two Dinners" Watson is enjoying a second helping.

One man’s tax evasion is another’s working cash-in-hand
By Alice Miles - 10 June 2:17

The coalition government’s policy on benefits is a puzzle. Early indications suggest that its planne

By Stephen Brasher - 10 June 2:17

These days, MPs rarely get the chance to go anywhere more exciting than Brussels if they leave parliament for a prestigious job elsewhere. This was not always so.

Out of one party, many cultures
By Neal Lawson - 10 June 2:17

If Labour is to survive in the age of new politics, it must transcend its instincts to descend into

Why the deficit hawks are wrong
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 June 2:17

The government is using the example of Canada in the 1990s to promote its proposed sweeping spending

Sam and Miriam’s handbags at dawn
By Gideon Donald - 10 June 2:17

The first fissure in the smiley happy coalition appears and, as the bookies predicted, it is between Samantha and Miriam.